Internet Safety - Shopping Shenanigans

Understandable! But shopping online CAN be safer than shopping at a mall.

Whether you’re shopping for toothpaste or a vacation package, you are sure to find it on the Internet – and probably at a discount!

Given the convenience of shopping from home, limitless options, and the sales & deals that are only offered on the Internet, shopping online really CAN be exciting.

But, just like shopping in a mall, there are rules you can follow to protect yourself from scammers and thieves.

And the FIRST online shopping safety rule is the age old adage:

If you find a deal that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If a product is noticeably cheaper compared to other websites, there’s a high chance it’s a counterfeit.

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The Internet is full of deals and discount online stores but it is also full of deceitful and malicious imitation “stores” and the biggest “red flag” is a “too good to be true” offer.

As tempting as it might be, these “offers” never end well on OR off-line and it always best to “walk-away.”

Fortunately, these scams usually have other tell-tale clues that give them away. Tap your answer to the following question to learn more of them.

What is the best protection from thieves when shopping online?